Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: 5 Easy Ways to Make Your Wedding in St. Lucia (Even More) Memorable

Give the Drummer Some! Find out how to incorporate this into your wedding day.

Once you’ve decided to say “I Do” on an island like St. Lucia, it would be easy to just sit back and have the same type of affair you would in your hometown, right? But the truth is, part of the reason you and your boo thang decided on destination nuptials in the first place is because you wanted both you and your guests to experience something different than what you can offer in your own neck of the woods. So while in town for the LoveElevated Symposium, Triple B got the inside scoop on five easy ways to insert some local flavor into your St. Lucian wedding! (Your guests will thank you.) [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Flash Tattoos

Flash Tattoos: My latest crush!

When I was a freshman in college, I got my first (and only) tattoo. My older cousin took me to get it and thankfully provided some guidance. She ensured the location was clean, licensed and that I didn’t get some teenage boyfriend’s name permanently stenciled on my body. I went with an ankh on my upper right thigh and nearly 20 years later I have no regrets.

But, every now and then a gal wants to mix things up — and not necessarily with permanent ink — with no guilt or worry. So when my friend Pam introduced me to Flash Tattoos, I was excited. These metallic henna-inspired temporary tattoos are so hot! [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pic of the Week: Roman & Sunstone Bridal Jewelry

This Roman multi-strand necklace is only $8! (Seriously.)

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Accessories Council’s Top Picks Bridal Event. (Check out Triple B’s IG for behind-the-scenes images and video.) It was a cool lil’ shindig and I’m glad I attended. One of the biggest takeaways was having Roman & Sunstone on my radar for super-affordable, on-trend bridal jewelry! [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Ring Doesn’t Mean a Thing

Bling Bling: Does size truly matter or nah?

The touchy subject of the importance (or not) of engagement ring size has been covered here…and here on Triple B by Cousin Mars. But, I’ve never actually delved into the subject myself — until today. As of late, I’ve noticed a lotta folks posting pictures of rings similar to the one above on social media and the comments have been very telling. I’ve read things like: [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Forever Brilliant Stones

The Forever Brilliant "Ovation" ring set in 14KT white gold is less than $1,000!

Are you interested in learning more about stones that are ten percent more brilliant than a diamond yet only one-tenth of the price? I thought so. Enter Forever Brilliant. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – BlackBridalBliss.com is 4!


Hola! When BlackBridalBliss.com launched on April 26, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama had been in office less than six months, Instagram didn’t exist, and I was single. Fast forward to today…What a difference four years can make! Triple B has grown tremendously since launching and I am uber-proud of the accomplishments made thus far. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Smythson Honeymoon Journal


BlackBridalBliss.com Random Confession #63: I adore journals and notebooks almost as much as I do stationery. I realize the rest of the world is all about digital, but doggonit I still enjoy scribbling down my thoughts, dreams, frustrations and even fears on paper. Thus my latest Triple B Pick of the Week is the Honeymoon Recollections Panama Notebook ($80) from Smythson of Bond Street. Why? [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – TheEnclosed.com

Knickers, anyone?

When I learned of TheEnclosed.com recently, I knew I had the share this find on Triple B. What woman wouldn’t fancy receiving a new, different pair of sexy undies in the mail every month? This subscription-based service, founded by Columbia Business School graduate Antonia Townsend in November 2013, does just that! [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Cold Feet Socks for Your Groom

Corny? Possibly. Cheesy? Perhaps. But I still think these socks are pretty ‘effin cool. I found this pair [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Lupita Nyong’o Headband Inspiration

Brides everywhere will be inspired by Lupita's Oscar look.

ATTENTION: Brides with a short a ‘do often want to rock a hair accessory for their strut down the aisle, too. However, most bridal magazines would lead us to believe all brides should wear their hair shoulder length or longer. This is frustrating, so I was beyond happy to see how Oscar winner and all-around fly girl Lupita Nyong’o wore her gold and diamond Fred Leighton headband with her princess Prada gown recently on the red carpet. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Brownstone Bridal

Brownstone Bridal is shaking up the wedding biz!

There’s a hot new accessory resource on the scene for brides! Find out why Brownstone Bridal should be on your radar:

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Personalized eCreamery Gelatto


I recently discovered the yummy goodness that is eCreamery.com while working on a freelance assignment. eCreamery.com is an online distributor of delicious ice cream, sorbetto and gelatto (my personal fave) and it is all packaged in adorable personalized containers. I’m already a sucker for personalization but combined with something good to eat is even better. The creative flavor options are plentiful: you can choose from mango, pear, passionfruit, amaretto, rum raisin, lemon cheesecake and much more. These could make excellent Valentine’s Day Gifts or wedding party gifts!

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – 5 Easy Ways to Have an Affordable NY Wedding

Savvy Couple Dea & Dennis Chose the Brownstone Lined Streets of Harlem as Their Wedding Day Backdrop

New York City is one of the most expensive places to host a wedding in the world. (The average cost of a NYC wedding for 125 guests is about $50,000.) But, if you plan ahead and are willing to wiggle a bit, you can have a memorable wedding in the Big Apple without going in debt. Seriously! Here are five things I learned while planning my own intimate NYC affair. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Staying Focused During Wedding Planning


Consumer marketing in the wedding industry is genius. Companies in every area of the biz — from fashion and beauty to food and beverage to travel — find ways to manipulate couples into thinking they need certain items in order to have a beautiful wedding. We’re led to believe that the “perfect wedding” will led to the “perfect marriage”. The truth is neither exists. This might seem odd to read on a bridal blog but then again Triple B isn’t your average bridal blog. With the popularity of Pinterest, Instagram, wedding reality television shows, etc. it is easy to lose track of your original vision before saying I Do. Admittedly, I fell victim to a few of the traps (Hey, I’m human!) but thankfully Mr. TK and I have managed to stay truthful to who we are while planning our nuptials. Here’s a fun cheat sheet with examples of what we did that might help you while planning your big day: [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – My Facial at Milla’s Treatment Boutique

Milla & Me at her chic treatment boutique!

Last month I had the pleasure of getting a facial at Milla’s Treatment Boutique. It was awesome. Although I had been to the boutique once for a press event, this visit was my first time actually having a treatment done by Milla and my first facial in years. The best part? I received my service the day before my bridal shower/bachelorette party weekend (more on that later) so my skin was definitely in need of some TLC. Here’s how Milla took care of me: [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

Mixin' it up!

So here’s the long and short of it: I’m smitten by the idea of bridesmaids wearing different dresses! It is an awesome way for their true personalities to shine through and everyone gets to look their best in a dress that most flatters their body type. The fact is many brides (like moi) would rather not have their girls look like clones on their big day. Brands like Two Birds have recognized this desire from brides and bridesmaids alike and capitalized on it. But what I fancy even more is when bridesmaids rock completely differently dresses like in the above pic. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Triple B Lunches with Colin Cowie

After breaking bread, Colin Cowie and I posed for a pic.

Last week I was invited by The Platinum Guild International to have lunch with special events planner extraordinaire, Colin Cowie! [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Bachelorette Trip Deal!

The Tamarind Resort in Barbados

Hola! Are you searching for a fun, memorable getaway — with a good dose of tasty drinks and eye candy — to commemorate your final days before becoming a Mrs.? A couple engaged ladies in my circle headed to the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans earlier this month to get their party on. Others opt for the tried and true Vegas route — although it might be predictable, Las Vegas rarely disappoints. Still others go for a Miami girls vacay but as of right now, spending money in the state of Florida isn’t on the top of many Triple B’s readers to-do lists. Have you considered the Caribbean? [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: What Will Guests Remember About Your Wedding Day?

Mr. TK & I are hoping that our fun-loving personalities shine through on our wedding day!

Wedding planning involves loads of researching, sending emails, making calls, following-up on those emails and calls, adhering to a set budget — whether that budget is $2,000 or $200,000, compromising, adhering to deadlines and timelines and…Okay I’ll stop. Like any other job (because let’s remember wedding planning is how many people pay their mortgage), there are aspects that become tedious, repetitive and boring but they are essential to the bigger picture. Mr. TK and I are learning more about our strengths and weaknesses and are fine tuning ways to best work as a team. (The best teamwork is exhibited when players best play their position.) But at the end of the (wedding) day, when all the bridal dust has settled, what will be most remembered about all that hard work and sacrifice? [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – C. Wonder Accessories

Initial Mania!

Blame it on my father since he bought me everything under the sun with my initials on it when I was a little girl; but I’m a bona fide sucker for most things monogrammed. In my adult years I learned many other people feel this way, too. (Insert sigh of relief here.) And I recently learned that C. Wonder has a great assortment of personalized items that make awesome bridesmaid gifts. Find out why:

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